Category: Match Preview

PREVIEW: FYLDE V WHITES

Athletic will be aiming to secure back-to-back wins following their thrilling 4-3 victory against Havant & Waterlooville in midweek.

And Chris Kinnear’s men will be aiming to do something they have never done before when they make the 330-mile trip to Mill Farm this weekend.

You see, Dover have never beaten their Lancashire opponents, losing their two previous meetings.

Dave Challinor’s side also come into the game unbeaten in four National League matches.  Fylde have won two and drawn two of their games so far and four points above Whites in the current standings on eight points.

WHAT THE GAFFERS SAY

DOVER BOSS CHRIS KINNEAR

“Fylde were arguably the best club we faced last season.  They have good players and a good manager with great facilities.  They go about their business with dignity and are not at all flash with what they have got. It’s not a place you don’t like to go to and hopefully we can get something from the game.”

FYLDE BOSS DAVE CHALLINOR

“We have been good up to now, but we can be so much better.  I’m hoping to get one or two in to help pad out the squad and make us a little bit more stirdy, especially against the more physical teams.  Set pieces are massively important at this level and Dover will another really tough match, but one we go into full of confidence.”

FYLDE PLAYER TO WATCH

Prolific striker Danny Rowe ended the 2017/18 campaign as joint top scorer in the National League.  The 28-year old has already netted three times this season, including the opening goal of the game at home to Solihull Moors on Tuesday night.

TOP SCORERS

Dover’s Jamie Allen and Fylde’s Danny Rowe both lead the way for their respective teams with three goals each so far this season.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

24/02/18 – AFC Fylde 3-1 Dover
25/11/17 – Dover 0-1 AFC Fylde

TICKET NEWS

The match kicks off at 3pm and the prices are as follows

Adults: £14

Junior (Under 16s):  £5

TEAM COLOURS

For those wanting to show the same colours as the players, captain Mitch Brundle and his teammates will be wearing their yellow shirts.

COVERAGE

If you are unable to make the game, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 2pm

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES 

ALDERSHOT TOWN V HARROGATE TOWN
BARNET V EBBSFLEET UNITED
BRAINTEE TOWN V HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE
BROMLEY V GATESHEAD
EASTLEIGH V WREXHAM
FC HALIFAX TOWN V DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE
HARTLEPOOL UNITED V MAIDENHEAD UNITED
LEYTON ORIENT V BOREHAM WOOD
MAIDSTONE UNITED V BARROW
SALFORD CITY V CHESTERFIELD
SOLIHULL MOORS V SUTTON UNITED

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Leyton Orient on Bank Holiday Monday 27th August and it’s not too late to book your place on it.

The prices are as follows:

Adult member £18, adult non-member £33, youth member (Under 18) £8, youth non-member £12 and accompanied child (Under 16) £8.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat or see him in the Centre Spot after the game against Eastleigh.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or by cheque or via bank transfer.

Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.

PREVIEW: HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE

Whites are back at Crabble on Tuesday night looking to secure their first win of the current National League campaign.

Luke Armstrong’s late winner meant Chris Kinnear’s men have picked up a solitary point from their first three games.

And Dover face a side still also waiting for their victory of the season.

Having secured back-to-back promotions, Lee Bradbury’s Hawks have picked up two points thus far, drawing with both Boreham Wood (0-0) and Fylde (1-1) following an opening day defeat at Barrow (0-3).

HAVANT PLAYER TO WATCH

Nicke Kabamba notched his side’s first goal in the National League on Saturday.  The former Portsmouth striker, who scored against Whites’ at Crabble for Aldershot last season, levelled in the home game with Fylde with a stunning 25-yard strike.

WHAT THE GAFFERS SAY

DOVER BOSS CHRIS KINNEAR

”It’s a very important game, but they all are.  Havant have gone up twice on the bounce and are used to winning, so our lads must not think they are in for an easy game, because it won’t be.”

HAVANT BOSS LEE BRADBURY

”Dover is always a tough place to go and they are now an experienced side at this level.  They are the sort of team we want to replicate, they went up four years ago and are now pushing every year to get in the play-offs if not promotion.”

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

10/01/15:  Havant 0-1 Dover (FA Trophy)
10/03/14:  Havant 3-4 Dover
19/10/13:  Dover 0-0 Havant
16/04/13:  Havant 1-1 Dover

TICKET NEWS

Adults: £17

Over 60’s: £14

Under 18s: £8

Under 11s: Free

COVERAGE

If you are unable to make the game, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 7pm

TUESDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES 

AFC FYLDE V SOLIHULL MOORS
ALDERSHOT TOWN V DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE
BARROW V CHESTERFIELD
BOREHAM WOOD V GATESHEAD
BRAINTREE TOWN V HARTLEPOOL UNITED
BROMLEY V EASTLEIGH
EBBSFLEET UNITED V SUTTON UNITED
HARROGATE TOWN V BARNET
MAIDENHEAD UNITED V WREXHAM
MAIDSTONE UNITED V LEYTON ORIENT
LEYTON ORIENT V FC HALIFAX TOWN

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Fylde on Saturday 18th August and it’s not too late to book your place on it.

The coach leaves Crabble at 7am and the prices are as follows:

Adult members £35, adult non-members £50, youth (Under 18) £25 and accompanied child (Under 16 £20).

There is also a coach going to Leyton Orient on Bank Holiday Monday 27th August.  The coach leaves Crabble at 11:15am and the costs are:

Adult members £18, adult non-members £33, youth member (Under 18) £8, youth non-member £12 and accompanied under 16 £8.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat or see him in the Centre Spot after the game against Havant & Waterlooville.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or by cheque or via bank transfer.

Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.

PREVIEW: GATESHEAD V WHITES

Dover travel to Tyne and Wear on Saturday hoping to build on Tuesday night’s encouraging display at Bromley.

A late penalty denied Chris Kinnear’s men all three points, but Athletic’s boss will no doubt be impressed with his side’s level of performance in the 2-2 draw at Hayes Lane.

However, this weekend’s opponents Gateshead, tipped by many to struggle in the National League this campaign following a decision to go part-time, start Saturday’s game with a maximum points tally so far.

Steve Watson’s men followed up an opening 3-1 win at Maidenhead with a 2-1 win home against Salford City in midweek.

WHAT THE GAFFERS SAY

DOVER ASSISTANT JAKE LEBERL

“Gateshead have gone with a younger squad this season, which can sometimes help as it allows their boss to create his thing there now.  They have started really well and we are expecting a very difficult game.”

GATESHEAD BOSS STEVE WATSON

“Dover will be a different type of challenge than Salford, but saying that they were using the same tactics that Dover might do on Saturday.  We showed on Tuesday night we can play football when we really want to.”

GATESHEAD PLAYER TO WATCH

Striker Luke Armstrong, son of former Premier League striker Alun, has hit three goals in his side’s two opening two National League fixtures, including a double on his competive home debut against Salford City.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

21/04/18:  Dover 3-2 Gateshead

28/10/17:  Gateshead 0-0 Dover

01/04/17:  Dover 2-0 Gateshead

08/10/16:  Gateshead 4-2 Dover

TEAM COLOURS

For those wanting to show the same colours as the players, captain Mitch Brundle and his teammates will be wearing their blue shirts.

TICKET NEWS

The match kicks off at 3pm and ticket prices are as follows:

Adults:  £15
Concessions:  £8
16-17 year olds / Students:  £5
Under 16s:  £3
Under 12s (Accompanied by an adult):  Free
Family ticket (Two adults and two under 16s):  £25

COVERAGE

If you are unable to make the game, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 2pm

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES (Kick off 3pm unless stated)

WREXHAM V BOREHAM WOOD (12:35pm)

BARNET V EASTLEIGH

BROMLEY V HARROGATE TOWN

CHESTERFIELD V BRAINTREE TOWN

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE V MAIDENHEAD UNITED

FC HALIFAX TOWN V MAIDSTONE UNITED

HARTLEPOOL UNITED V EBBSFLEET UNITED

HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE V AFC FYLDE

LEYTON ORIENT V BARROW

SOLIHULL MOORS V ALDERSHOT TOWN

SUTTON UNITED V SALFORD CITY

AWAY TRAVEL

There is also a coach travelling to Fylde on Saturday 18th August and it’s not too late to book your place on it.

The prices are as follows:

Adult members £35, adult non-members £50, youth (Under 18) £25 and accompanied child (Under 16 £20).

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat or see him in the Centre Spot after the game against Havant & Waterlooville.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or by cheque or via bank transfer.

Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.

PREVIEW: BROMLEY V WHITES

Whites make the short trip to Hayes Lane on Tuesday night aiming to bounce back from an opening day defeat.

Chris Kinnear’s men lost by a single goal in their National League opener at home to Wrexham on Saturday and will hope they can achieve a result they were unable to last campaign.

Dover and Bromley played eachother four times last season, with Athletic losing and drawing twice in those matches.

Neil Smith’s Bromley will also be aiming to recover from their own disappointing start to the season following a 2-1 defeat at Fylde.

Jordan Higgs’ fine second half finish cancelled out Andy Bond’s earlier tap-in.  However Danny Rowe’s winner 20 minutes from time handed Dave Challinor’s side the three points.

WHAT THE GAFFERS SAY

DOVER BOSS CHRIS KINNEAR

“Obviously we will look at how we did against Wrexham and also how Bromley did.  We will be in for training Monday to prepare for Tuesday night.

“Saturday was part of our learning process, especially with so many young lads on the pitch.  Hopefully the players have learnt from the last game and we can get a result at Bromley.”

BROMLEY BOSS NEIL SMITH

“We know what we did wrong against Fylde and we will look to put that right on Tuesday night.  Dover will be a difficult game, they are strong and direct and there are no surprises about we are coming into.

“But we will prepare for the game as normal and with our home crowd behind us, hopefully we can get our first win of the season.”

BROMLEY PLAYER TO WATCH

Roger Johnson brings a lot of experience to the Bromley defence.  The 35-year-old played 107 Premier League games for Birmingham, Wolves and West Ham.

RECENT MEETINGS / MATCH REPORTS

02/12/17:  Bromley 2-2 Dover

17/10/17:  Bromley 3-0 Dover (FA Cup)

14/10/17:  Dover 0-0 Bromley (FA Cup)

08/08/17:  Dover 1-2 Bromley

TEAM COLOURS

For those wanting to wear the same colours as the players, captain Mitch Brundle and his teammates will be wearing their blue shirts.

TICKET NEWS

The game kicks-off at 7:45pm and you can also book your tickets in advance and save money http://www.bromleyfc.tv/site/tuesday-bromley-v-dover-athletic-buy-your-tickets-now/

Otherwise admission on the gate is as follows:

Adults: £18

OAPs, NHS, Emergency Service, Armed Forces, EFL / Premier League Season ticket holders: £12

Students aged 16-21: £10

Under 16’s:  £5 

COVERAGE

If you are unable to make the game, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 7pm

TUESDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES 

BARNET V BRAINTREE TOWN

CHESTERFIELD V ALDERSHOT TOWN

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE V MAIDSTONE UNITED

FC HALIFAX TOWN V BARROW

GATESHEAD V SALFORD CITY

HARTLEPOOL UNITED V HARROGATE TOWN

HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE V BOREHAM WOOD

LEYTON ORIENT V EBBSFLEET UNITED

SOLIHULL MOORS V MAIDENHEAD UNITED

SUTTON UNITED V EASTLEIGH

WREXHAM V AFC FYLDE

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Gateshead on Saturday 11th August and it is not too late to book your space on it!

It leaves Crabble at 6:15am and the prices are as follows:

Adult members £40, adult non-members £55, youth (Under 18) £25 and accompanied child (Under 16) £20.

There is also a coach travelling to Fylde on Saturday 18th August.

The prices are:

Adult members £35, adult non-members £50, youth (Under 18) £25 and accompanied child (Under 16 £20).

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat or see him in the Centre Spot after the game against Havant & Waterlooville for the Fylde match.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or by cheque or via bank transfer.

Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.

PREVIEW: WHITES V WREXHAM

Crabble will host the opening game of a National League season for the first time in four years when when Wrexham visit Kent on Saturday afternoon.

And Chris Kinnear’s men will be aiming to maintain an impressive stat against the North Wales side.

Athletic are yet to lose in eight previous meetings with The Dragons, winning four and drawing four.

However, it’s been summer of change for Wrexham with former Hull, Bolton and Wolves defender Sam Ricketts announced as the clubs new manager in May, replacing previous boss Dean Keates, who left to join Walsall as boss in March.

Ricketts, who has 52 international caps for Wales, has signed eight new players ahead of the curtain raiser.

WHAT THE GAFFERS SAY

DOVER BOSS CHRIS KINNEAR

‘They are one of those massive clubs that have been in the Football League and probably feel they have been at this level for too long.  They have bought a new manger in and invested in a lot of players in the summer.

‘They are competitive every year and will want to go one better this season, but so do we and we won’t be any less inspired to do well.’

WREXHAM BOSS SAM RICKETTS

 ‘We are getting there.  The biggest thing for me is to understand what my players can and cannot do and what makes our team tick.  We will look this week at what Dover’s strengths and weaknesses are and devise a game plan to help the players.’

WREXHAM PLAYER TO WATCH

Striker Mike Fondop-Talom has had an impressive pre-season for his new club.  The former Guiseley and FC Halifax Town striker has netted five times in six pre-season games.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

23/12/17:  Wrexham 0-0 Dover

12/08/17:  Dover 1-0 Wrexham

11/02/17:  Dover 1-1 Wrexham

06/08/18:  Wrexham 0-0 Dover

TICKET NEWS

Tickets can still be purchased on the day but supporters should note that this match IS segregated.

Adults: £17

Over 60’s: £14

Under 18s: £8

Under 11s: Free

COVERAGE

If you are unable to make the game, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 2pm.

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES (3pm kick off unless stated)

SALFORD CITY V LEYTON ORIENT (12:30)

AFC FYLDE V BROMLEY

ALDERSHOT TOWN V BARNET

BARROW V HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE

BOREHAM WOOD V DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE

BRAINTREE TOWN V FC HALIFAX TOWN

EASTLEIGH V SOLIHULL MOORS

EBSFLEET UNITED V CHESTERFIELD

HARROGATE TOWN V SUTTON UNITED

MAIDENHEAD UNITED V GATESHEAD

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Bromley on Tuesday 7th August and it is not too late to book your space on it!

It leaves Crabble at 5pm and the prices are as follows:

Adult members £15, adult non-members £30, youth (Under 18) £10 and accompanied child (Under 16) £5.

There is also a coach going to Gateshead at on Saturday 11th August at 6:15am and the prices are:

Adult members £40, Adult non-members £55, Youth (Under 18) £25 and Accompanied child (Under 16) £20.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat or see him in the Centre Spot on Saturday.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or by cheque or via bank transfer.

Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.

PREVIEW: WOKING V WHITES

Dover end their pre-season campaign with a trip to the Kingfield Stadium this Saturday afternoon.

Boss Chris Kinnear will use this weekend’s game in Surrey to finalise his National League preparations ahead of Athletic’s season opener against Wrexham at Crabble on August 4th.

And it’s seventh friendly of the summer for National South Woking.

Alan Dowson’s men have so far played Fleet Town (W 3-0), AFC Wimbledon (L 3-1), Spelthorne Sports (W 2-0), Sutton United (1-1), Chelsea U23s (W 1-0), Salford City (L 1-0) and Westfield (W 4-0)

The game kicks-off at 3pm at admission is as follows:

Adults:  £10

Concessions:  £5

Under 16s:  Free

WHITES’ OPENING NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

Saturday August 4th, Dover Athletic v Wrexham (3pm)

Tuesday August 7th Bromley v Dover Athletic (7:45pm)

Saturday 11th August Gateshead v Dover Athletic (3pm)

Tuesday 14th August Dover Athletic v Havant & Waterlooville (7:45pm)

Saturday 18th August AFC Fylde v Dover Athletic (3pm)

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Bromley on Tuesday 7th August and it is not too late to book your space on it!

It leaves Crabble at 5pm and the prices are as follows:

Adult members £15, adult non-members £30, youth (Under 18) £10 and accompanied child (Under 16) £5.

There is also a coach going to Gateshead at on Saturday 11th August at 6:15am and the prices are:

Adult members £40, Adult non-members £55, Youth (Under 18) £25 and Accompanied child (Under 16) £20.

PREVIEW: WHITES V WELLING

It’s a second successive home friendly this Tuesday night for Dover with Welling United the visitors to Crabble.

Chris Kinnear’s men lost 3-0 to League One Gillingham on the new pitch on Saturday and will be aiming to get back to winning ways following three games without a win this pre-season.

Athletic have also lost away at Chelmsford City, drawn with Folkestone  Invicta and beaten Hythe Town and Deal Town so far.

Steve King’s Wings have so far played Whyteleafe (W 4-2), Charlton Athletic (L 2-1) and Watford Under 23s (W 3-1).

The game kicks-off at 7:45pm at admission is as follows:

Adults:  £5

Under 11s / Season ticket holders:  Free

WHITES’ UPCOMING PRE-SEASON FIXTURES

Tuesday, July 24th Dover Athletic v Welling United (7.45pm)

Saturday, July 28th Woking v Dover Athletic (3pm)

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Bromley on Tuesday 7th August and it is not too late to book your space on it!

It leaves Crabble at 5pm and the prices are as follows:

Adult members £15, adult non-members £30, youth (Under 18) £10 and accompanied child (Under 16) £5.

There is also a coach going to Gateshead at on Saturday 11th August at 6:15am and the prices are:

Adult members £40, Adult non-members £55, Youth (Under 18) £25 and Accompanied child (Under 16) £20.

PREVIEW: WHITES V GILLINGHAM

Dover play host to League One opposition this Saturday as Crabble’s new turf is put to the test for the first time.

Chris Kinnear’s men will showcase their talents on the state-of-the-art-hybrid pitch, a close season gift from the Chairman Jim Parmenter and his wife Sally, as they continue their preparations ahead of a National League campaign that starts on Saturday August 4th with a home game against Wrexham.

And Athletic will be hoping to bounce back from a recent friendly defeat in Essex.

On Wednesday night, Whites lost to National League South Chelmsford City by a single goal in injury-time, to add to a draw at Folkestone Invicta and wins at Hythe Town and Deal Town.

Visitors Gillingham play Ebbsfleet United at the same time on Saturday and will bring a side featuring a mix of first teamers, young pros and reserve team players.

The Gills pre-season has seen them play Sheppey (Won 7-1), Folkestone (1-1), Bromley (Won 5-1), Faversham (Won 2-0), Margate (3-3), Tonbridge (Won 5-1) and Dartford (Won 3-0) so far.

The game kicks-off at 3pm at admission is as follows:

Adults:  £10

Under 11s / Season ticket holders:  Free

WHITES’ UPCOMING PRE-SEASON FIXTURES

Saturday, July 21st Dover Athletic v Gillingham (3pm)

Tuesday, July 24th Dover Athletic v Welling United (7.45pm)

Saturday, July 28th Woking v Dover Athletic (3pm)

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Bromley on Tuesday 7th August and it is not too late to book your space on it!

It leaves Crabble at 5pm and the prices are as follows:

Adult members £15, adult non-members £30, youth (Under 18) £10 and accompanied child (Under 16) £5.

There is also a coach going to Gateshead at on Saturday 11th August at 6:15am and the prices are:

Adult members £40, Adult non-members £55, Youth (Under 18) £25 and Accompanied child (Under 16) £20.

PREVIEW: CHELMSFORD V WHITES

Dover continue preparations for their upcoming National League League season when they visit Chelmsford City on Wednesday night.

Chris Kinnear’s men extended their unbeaten pre-season run in 2018 to three matches, drawing 1-1 with neighbours Folkestone Invicta on Saturday to add to wins at Hythe Town and Deal Town.

National League South side City have also played three friendly fixtures so far, beating Cheshunt and Grays Athletic and most recently losing 4-1 to League Two Cambridge United.

The game kicks-off at 7:45 at admission is as follows:

Adults:  £10

Concessions:  £5

WHITES’ UPCOMING PRE-SEASON FIXTURES

Wednesday, July 18th Chelmsford City v Dover Athletic (7.45pm)

Saturday, July 21st Dover Athletic v Gillingham (3pm)

Tuesday, July 24th Dover Athletic v Welling United (7.45pm)

Saturday, July 28th Woking v Dover Athletic (3pm)

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Bromley on Tuesday 7th August and it is not too late to book your space on it!

Prices are as follows:

Adult members £15, adult non-members £30, youth (Under 18) £10 and accompanied child (Under 16) £5.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the friendly games against Gillingham or Welling.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.

PREVIEW: FOLKESTONE V WHITES

Athletic continue their pre-season schedule when they visit the Fullicks Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Chris Kinnear’s men have started this year’s friendly campaign strongly, with victories registered at both Deal Town and Hythe Town so far.

And Dover’s gaffer will be aiming for a similiar performance to the last time they visited the Bostik Premier side.

Whites were 5-1 winners at their neighbours Folkestone last July, with both Mitch Brundle and Tobi Sho-Silva on the scoresheet.

For opponents Invicta , this weekend’s match also represents their third friendly so far.

Saturday’s hosts drew 1-1 with League Two Gillingham last Saturday and lost 5-0 to National League team Maidstone United two days later.

The game kicks-off at 3pm at admission is as follows:

Adults:  £10

Concessions / Students with valid ID:  £6

Juniors (5-18):  £3

Under 5’s (Accompanied by a paying adult):  FREE

WHITES’ UPCOMING PRE-SEASON FIXTURES

Saturday, July 14th Folkestone v Dover Athletic (3pm)

Wednesday, July 18th Chelmsford City v Dover Athletic (7.45pm)

Saturday, July 21st Dover Athletic v Gillingham (3pm)

Tuesday, July 24th Dover Athletic v Welling United (7.45pm)

Saturday, July 28th Woking v Dover Athletic (3pm)